Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road    *    Gettysburg, PA 17325    *    (717) 642-5332

Announcements

The Marriage Retreat Committee is holding a sub  fundraiser from now through Sunday, Oct. 11th.  Please support them by buying and selling subs, as this is their only fundraiser for the 2021 Marriage Retreat.  Please call or stop by the church office if you would like an order form.  All money is due on Sunday, October 11th with the order forms.  The sub pick up date is October 20th from 4:15-5:30 PM.  The retreat will be held February 26 to 28, 2021 and we hope you will join us. 



The Power of Transforming Prayer is the title of the book for Pastor Mark’s book study and discussion which takes place on Tuesday evenings October 6, 13 & 20 at 6:30 in the church sanctuary.  Classes will be available via YouTube.    




SAVE LIVES DONATE BLOOD – Central PA Blood Bank will be in our Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, October 13 from 12 – 6 PM. Masks are required. They strongly suggest scheduling appointments. Walk-ins will be accepted but you may have to wait since scheduled appointments will be taken first.  Free COVID-19 Antibody testing and blood donor t-shirts will be given with each successful donation in October. Call 1-800-771-0059 to schedule an appointment.  




​Tree trimming at LMCPC will be performed by a contractor on Thursday 15 Oct and Friday 16 Oct.  Trees will be downed and left for use as firewood.

Need volunteers to help on 15, 16, and Sat 17 Oct.  We will
      - mark logs for cutting into firewood
      - cut/chainsaw logs into firewood lengths
      - move logs to a log splitting area
      - split logs into firewood.
      - load and move split wood to a storage area, or those needing firewood may take wood home. 


Please  e-mail Gary Michaliga to volunteer labor and/or equipment. mail: garymichaliga@gmail.com



SHOE DRIVE - We are collecting gently used or new shoes for Children and adults, all styles. Shoes that would fit kindergarten thru middle school aged children will go to Camp Ladore, Pa, which is a ministry of the Salvation Army, and be given to the campers to take home with them. Adult shoes will go to various relief efforts. Mary Smith has kindly offered to deliver the donated shoes to the Salvation Army for distribution. PLEASE PLACE PAIRs OF SHOES IN A PLASTIC GROCERY BAG, TIED SHUT, AND PLACE THE BAG IN THE LARGE WOVEN BASKET IN THE NARTHEX.  THE BASKET WILL ALSO BE THE RECEPTACLE FOR HARVEST HOME FOOD DONATIONS.  Collection takes place now through Nov 1st.



Children’s Sunday School has begun in person (with masks and physical distancing) at 9:45am. There are two classes:  The “Sparks Class” for 2nd through 5th grades and the “Noah’s Ark Class” for Pre-K to 1st grades. This fall the children will learn about people who obeyed or disobeyed God and the consequences of obedience or disobedience, Jesus and His life as an example for how Christians should live, and God's love and plan for families—even in situations beyond children's control. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep families updated as we adjust Sunday School accordingly!  



LMC Stitchers will meet in Fellowship Hall every Monday at 1:30 PM.  If you love to knit, crochet or cross stitch, please bring your project and join in the conversation while working on it and before you know it the project will be complete!​



​The Wednesday 1:30 PM adult group will read and discuss When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado.  Join us in person in Fellowship Hall or via Zoom using Meeting # 84945494853, Password: 143356.  Questions contact the church office at 717-642-5332. 



The Women's Guild will meet on Tuesday, October 20 at 1:00 PM in the fellowship hall.  All women of the church are welcome.



The Seeker’s Sunday School class will begin a new book on Sunday, September 27 at 9:45 AM  titled Philippians - Jesus Our Joy by Donald Baker.  All are welcome to join the class at anytime. 


Sunday School – Starting Sunday, September 13 at 9:45 adults are invited to Fellowship Hall to participate in a discussion of the Gospel of Mark.  The group will use N.T. Wright's book on the Gospel of Mark.
 


The weekly FUNnFITNESS program will continue through this Fall and Winter months. We practice social distancing, wear face coverings and sanitize any equipment we use. We meet each Thursday at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We work to strengthen the whole body (upper and lower, the core with balance and stretching).  We will not require or ask you to do anything you are uncomfortable or unable to do. While the pastor takes care of our souls it is important as well for each of us to take good care of our body. Please join us to get healthy and stay fit. 



Mission Opportunity Program -"MOP" meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 - 11:30 AM to roll bandages for third world countries.  All are welcome to come and help with this worthwhile cause.  




OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS​ 



The Gettysburg Ministerium is offering public worship service in the amphitheater at the Gettysburg National Battlefield each Sunday morning at 8:00 AM through October 4th.



SAVE THE  DATE:  October 8 to 17, 2021 - ​Scotland 2021 - An educational, study tour to Scotland.  Call the church office at 717-642-5332 for more information. 


Coat Ministry – November thru March there is a box in the hallway of the Education Building for clean, gently used coats. They will be taken to the shelter and given to the homeless in Gettysburg. Warm coats are very appreciated this time of year.